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15 Investments You Could Buy (at the Right Price) and Hold Forever

These stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds would be worthy core options for buy-and-hold investors.

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Warren Buffett's saying that his ideal holding period is "forever" has been repeated so frequently that it's almost a cliché. But there's more than a little bit of wisdom there for individual investors.

Having a long holding period helps limit trading, and that reduces the transaction and tax costs that can drag on your portfolio's take-home total return. Perhaps even more importantly: If you take care to buy and hold a sturdy basket of core investments, that can help cut the temptation to trade in and out of the market and glom on to whatever is hot today.

Christine Benz does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.